Wakefield Council has long been, and remains, one of the success stories of local government; we are financially responsible and have delivered on our commitments through economically buoyant and challenging times.
We are a Council with strong political and managerial leadership, high skills and competencies, and dedicated and empowered people. We have a clear and ambitious vision for a 21st Century district where everyone benefits from the strengths of the district and its continued growth.
We are committed to quality in everything we do, from public realm to social care – and to securing the best possible outcomes for all our people, in all our places.
We are not just ambitious, we are also realistic and grounded in the social values that are at the core of our organisation. We have continued to protect our most vulnerable people and maintain the core services on which ordinary families rely, while also delivering significant savings.
Yet we have more to do. Over the next five years we want to see a real reduction in poverty and growth in skills. Both inside and outside the Council, we also want to up our game in exploiting new technology and ways of working.
We are not afraid to think differently, to forge new partnerships and set new directions. We are caring, ambitious and forward looking, proud of our teams and of our district.
Wakefield is one of five Metropolitan Districts in West Yorkshire and is made up of 40 towns and villages with a total population of approximately 326,000.
The Council is the largest employer in the district and the 18th largest in England and Wales with over 11,000 employees engaged in a variety of different occupations providing a comprehensive range of services.
We are an ambitious, high achieving and low spending council, delivering value for money through efficiency and innovation. Continuous improvements to our high quality services means that we need to employ talented and dedicated individuals to support our existing strong workforce.
Wakefield is a district with a strong, proud heritage and a bright future. We have rich and diverse communities, each with their own distinctiveness and history.
Through bringing together our communities and working with partners, we will make the most of people's skills, initiative and resources to ensure they achieve their full potential and help maintain a strong and successful district.
We aim to be one of the best performing councils in the country…